Midleton FC places a great emphasis on the coaching of our young players.
All our coaches are actively encouraged to attend coaching courses when possible.
We host regular FAI Led programmes at our club ranging from the PDP 1 up to the FAI C License.
Beginning at our Academy, we have taken the strategic decision to take our volunteer parents and offer them coaching qualifications supported and funded by the club.
We believe that by integrating the FAI Education programs with these parents, we can support their development as coaches to the ultimate benefit to our players, our coaches and our club.
We combine this with our existing coaching structure so that we continue to develop new coaching talent while maintaining the club coaching ethos
Midleton FC places an emphasis on the education of our coaches through formal and informal pathways. Formally, we partner with Coerver Coaching and the FAI to offer qualified coaching qualifications which are subsidised by the club.
Informally, our club Coaching Forum provides a platform for practical experiences and discussions on football related matters. Beginning at an academy level, our philosophy is to develop our coaches in a similar way to developing players and we have a proud record of retaining our coaches through age groups allowing us to grow and learn together.
Our recommended pathway offers programs with our academy partners Coerver Couching that begin the coaching journey for new or inexperienced coaches. The progression of this is the FAI PDP 3 level program and the 2021-2025 FAI Coaching Pathway program (below)
At each age group, different milestones are achieved, and coach education plays a key part when accompanied by practical experience and an internal coach network.
Recommended Website Resources:
This is an excellent coaching web-site, with a lot of drills and advice. Subscription not required for most of the information. Members receive excellent coaching tips on a weekly basis.
A top class web-site for drills and coaching exercises. You need to register (free access will get you a lot of material). Highly recommended.
Probably the best fitness web-site out there – covers a huge amount of sports
Includes a lot of coaching information, as well as up-to-date news
Web-site of the Football Association of Ireland
Web-site of the English FA.